FAQs

Per Diem Nursing

What is a nurse registry or nursing agency?

A nursing registry or nursing agency is a private business which provides per diem or locum tenens nursing personnel to hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics, medical offices and individuals.

How do I become a registry nurse for Westways Staffing Services?

To become a registry nurse for Westways, you must first complete an application and be approved for hire by our Director of Clinical Operations. You can complete the application online or download the printable version and fax to 800-573-9674.

Am I under any obligation after submitting my application?

No. Your application is used to qualify you for hiring purposes. You can choose to work registry now or in the future.

What are the minimum requirements of experience?

You must have at least 12 months of experience in your specialty of choice at an acute care facility (some position and assignments may require more experience, please contact your local branch office for more info).

Am I required to work a certain number of days a week/month?

No. Our registry nurses are able to work whenever they wish. We have registry nurses that work as full time employees and others that only work 1 day a month.

How much will I earn?

Pay rates vary depending on the facility and location, as well as your specialty. We can promise you that Westways is very competitive with our registry nursing pay rates.

How and when will I be paid?

Westways payroll is completed weekly and paychecks are issued every Friday (for days worked the previous week). We also provide our registry nurses with the option of direct deposit and daily pay. Please contact your local branch office for more info.

What benefits do you offer?

Westways registry nurses are among the highest paid healthcare professionals in the industry. We also offer our registry nurses a variety of benefits that include: health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, direct deposit, daily pay, weekly paychecks, referral bonuses, holiday pay, friendly and experienced staffing coordinators, immediate attention to all payroll issues, 24 hour service, online testing, CEU’s, professional liability and workers compensation, 11 branch locations, hundreds of local facilities, and over 30 years of nursing experience.

Do you offer free continuing education?

Yes. Please contact your local branch office for more information.

Do you offer 24 hour service?

Yes. You will be able to reach one of our friendly and experience staffing coordinators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I sign up for direct deposit?

Yes. We offer all registry nurses the option for direct deposit. Please fill out the direct deposit authorization form and fax or email to your local branch office.

Do you offer referral bonuses?

Yes. We offer referral bonuses for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, and CNAs. Please contact your local branch office for more information.

Are you currently hiring?

Yes. We are currently hiring RNs, LVNs, LPNs, and CNAs with at least 1 year acute care experience. Please fill out our online application to begin the application process.

Do I have to have a valid nursing license in the state I will be working in?

Yes. You must have a valid nursing license in the state you will be working in. Some states offer compact licenses (valid in multiple states). Please check with our local state board of nursing to see if your state is a compact license state.

Do you offer online testing?

Yes. All of our registry nurses must complete and pass the nursing exams that pertain to their specialty. These exams can only be taken online. For your convenience, each branch office has a designated nurse testing computer for those of you that don’t have access to a computer or the internet.

What certifications are required to work registry?

All registry nurses must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers). You must also have any certifications that pertain to your specialty. These may include: ACLS, PALS, NRP, and MAB.

What medical documentation must I provide Westways with to work as a registry nurse?

Each nurse must have a current Physical, TB clearance, and respiratory fit card. You must also provide immunization records or titers showing immunity levels for the following: Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), and Varicella.

Travel Nursing

What is a travel nursing agency?

A travel nursing agency is a private business which provides contracted nurses to hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics, medical offices and individuals for 13 week assignments.

How do I become a travel nurse for Westways Staffing Services?

To become a travel nurse for Westways, you must first complete an application and be approved for hire by our Director of Clinical Operations. You can complete the application online or download the printable version and fax to 800-573-9674.

Am I under any obligation after submitting my application?

No. Your application is used to qualify you for hiring purposes. You can choose to work as a travel nurse now or in the future.

What are the minimum requirements of experience?

You must have at least 12 months of experience in your specialty of choice at an acute care facility (some position and assignments may require more experience, please contact your local branch office for more info).

How long are travel assignments?

Travel assignments are typically 13 weeks. Shorter or longer assignments may also be available.

Will I work full time or part time on assignment?

All of are assignments are full-time, 36+ hours a week. If you would like more hours, many facilities offer travelers overtime shifts. You may also work registry at another facility if you’d like.

How much will I earn?

Pay rates vary depending on the facility and location, as well as your specialty. We can promise you that Westways is very competitive with our travel nursing pay rates.

How and when will I be paid?

Westways payroll is completed weekly and paychecks are issued every Friday (for days worked the previous week). We also provide our travel nurses with the option of direct deposit and daily pay. Please contact your local branch office for more info.

Do you offer private housing?

Yes. We do offer private housing to those who qualify. Please contact your local branch office for more info.

What benefits do you offer?

Westways traveling nurses are among the highest paid healthcare professionals in the industry. We also offer our travel nurses a variety of benefits that include: health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, direct deposit, daily pay, weekly pay checks, private housing, travel reimbursement, referral bonuses, completion bonuses, holiday pay, friendly and experienced travel coordinators, immediate attention to all payroll issues, 24 hour service, online testing, CEU’s, professional liability and workers compensation, and over 30 years of nursing experience.

Do you offer free continuing education?

Yes. Please contact your local branch office for more information.

Do you offer 24 hour service?

Yes. You will be able to reach one of our friendly and experience staffing coordinators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I sign up for direct deposit?

Yes. We offer all travel nurses the option for direct deposit. Please fill out the direct deposit authorization form and fax or email to your local branch office.

Do you offer referral bonuses?

Yes. We offer referral bonuses for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, and CNAs. Please contact your local branch office for more information.

Do you offer completion bonuses?

Yes. We offer completion bonuses to travel nurses. Please contact your local branch office for more information.

Do you have any available travel assignments?

Yes. Please contact your local branch office for information about open travel assignments.

Do I have to have a valid nursing license in the state I will be traveling to?

Yes. You must have a valid nursing license in the state you will be traveling to. Some states offer compact licenses (valid in multiple states). Please check with our local state board of nursing to see if your state is a compact license state.

Do you offer online testing?

Yes. All of our travel nurses must complete and pass the nursing exams that pertain to their specialty. These exams can only be taken online. For your convenience, each branch office has a designated nurse testing computer for those of you that don’t have access to a computer or the internet.

What certifications are required to work as a travel nurse?

All travel nurses must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers). You must also have any certifications that pertain to your specialty. These may include: ACLS, PALS, NRP, and MAB.

What medical documentation must I provide Westways with to work as a travel nurse?

Each nurse must have a current Physical, TB clearance, and respiratory fit card. You must also provide immunization records or titers showing immunity levels for the following: Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), and Varicella.

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